Northland College’s Accommodations Office facilitates reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal law. Reasonable accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis and must pertain to the functional limitations of the disability on the individual student. The guidelines for verifying a disability and requesting reasonable accommodations are as follows:
1. The student must disclose the disability and need for accommodation.
You must first meet with Northland College’s Accommodations Office to discuss your specific accommodation requests and how your academic or social functioning is impacted by your disability. Some accommodations require significant preplanning, so you should schedule this meeting as far in advance as possible. Start the process by submitting an accommodations request form:
2. The student must provide current and appropriate documentation of the disability and need for accommodation prepared by a licensed professional or medical provider.
In order for Northland College to determine your eligibility for accommodation(s), you must start the Disability Verification and Accommodation Request Form and have the remainder of it completed and submitted by a licensed professional or medical provider with relevant background and training (you can also download a print version of the form). The purpose of the form and any supporting documentation is to provide objective evidence that you are a qualified individual with a disability (i.e. has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities), and that the requested accommodation(s) is necessary to provide you with equal access and opportunity to the College’s programs, activities, and services.
The following Disability Documentation Guidelines clarify the information needed from the licensed professional or medical provider to assist the Accommodations Office in determining your eligibility for accommodations.